My Woolacombe, My Mortehoe

A running piece in the magazine is My Woolacombe, My Mortehoe feature. If Woolacombe or Mortehoe has played an important part in your life, either as a holiday destination, home or a place with a special connection for you, we would love to hear from you. You don’t need to be a professional writer, just willing to share your memories.

If you would like your article to be included in the website please send your text and photographs to woolacombemortehoevoice@gmaill.com


Victoria Tay

Chasing a kite across Woolacombe Beach is a childhood memory that is as clear as day to me. I had a Garfield kite, and my dad let go of the string. The wind caught it and swept it across the beach, Dad and I running like crazy to try and catch it. Eventually it was…

Kelly Moss

We fell in love in Mortehoe. Our first real date involved a road trip to Mortehoe in 2009 (my now husband was a drinks delivery driver and had delivered to the pasty shop in the village). We stayed at North Morte farm campsite, which would soon became our special place, we travelled their often as…

Sam Kruger

My love affair with Woolacombe and Mortehoe began 40 years ago when my Grandad moved from London to Lapford, some way down the A377. Many holidays were spent at Grandad’s and we always went to Woolacombe. My Grandad believed, or so he told us, that the Devon seas helped his collapsed arches. That is where…

Caroline Delin

I’m not alone in my infatuation and fascination with Woolacombe, after all you wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t feel the same. It’s a very special place to many and there are hundreds of reasons why. “For me it has been part of the story of my life and has brought good but also…

Pam Bodimeade

My love affair with Woolacombe began one frosty morning in Spring 1981. My (now) husband Neale had spent many summers holidaying in Woolacombe in the 70s and had talked about it endlessly. So, as we were staying in Somerset for a week, and were in easy drive of North Devon, a trip to see what…

John Fielding

My love of North Devon goes back nearly as far as my love of flight. From the age of ten in 1971 until well after I had left school, my family would spend a couple of weeks every year at Saunton Sands. The best part of it, as far as my older brother and I…

Ellen Mooney

Hello everyone this is my story of wonderful North Devon, in particular, Woolacombe and Mortehoe. My mother was from Combe Martin and was one of two girls born into a small cottage along with five brothers. She met my father during World War 2 and when the war ended they made their home in Nottingham….

Ruth

My name is Ruth, I am now in my 20’s however, I have been coming to Woolacombe and Mortehoe since I was a child. It is the only holiday destination I have been to and I wouldn’t change it for the world! Woolacombe and Mortehoe have many special memories for me, and as yet I…

Nick Thatcher

Woolacombe has a special place in my heart and although I don’t feel I can visit again quite yet, it will be part of my future. Woolacombe has been a magical place for me for virtually all my life. I first visited at the age of 6 in 1967 with my family, and have done…

Mike Hunter

Well into the festivities at a New Year’s Eve party about 7 years ago, it was drunkenly suggested we should all go for a dip in the sea the next day. Full of Dutch courage, we all agreed this was a splendid idea! Thinking no more of it, I awoke the next morning a little…

Debbie Finney

My Mortehoe, My Woolacombe By Debbie Finney It all started when my Mum and Dad came here for their honeymoon in the early 60’s. They fell in love with the place and we have been coming here ever since. In the early 70’s my Dad would drive us to North Morte Farm Caravan Park, in…

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